Studies in optics

Catalogue Number: 998
Studies in optics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: MICHELSON Albert Abraham
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1968
Edition: 4th impresssion
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press
Description Of Item: Original illustrated stiff paperback covers, 176 pp plus advertisements. 92 figs in text and one colour plate.
Historical Significance: This classic book on optics by Michelson was orginally published in 1927. Albert Abraham Michelson (1852 - 1931) was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson-Morley experiment of 1887, which was important to the emergence of the theory of relativity. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid.". He became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences. His doctoral adviser was Hermann von Helmholtz. See The master of light; a biography of Albert A. Michelson by Dorothy Michelson Livingston 1973 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Abraham_Michelson
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Nov 2008
Condition: Very good except for VCO library stamps
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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